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08-15-2010, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by The Inebriator View Post
I hate to say it but im with Shafer on this one. If Pronger's contract is circumvention then they damn well better nix any front or back loaded contract as circumvention as well.
Show me players who have huge front loaded deals where they are getting paid the minimum or slightly above it by the end of it who are not near their retirement years (and the deal never reaches there). These really don't exist. The only hugely front loaded deals have been to older players where the contract extends towards their retirement years. You generally don't see HUGELY front loaded deals in the NHL.

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